Idaho has more whitewater river miles than any other state in the lower 48. Some of these rivers include the Lochsa River, the Payette, the Snake and the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Get a group together, strap on some life jackets, grab an oar or a paddle and head out on an adventure that you’ll never forget.
You’ll find several river trip packages available for you to experience as you head out to jump into the waves of Idaho. Listed below are a few of those packages.
Salmon Raft Trip – This river trip is truly the jewel of the Salmon River! The 5 day trip begins in Salmon Idaho, on the east side of the state, and travels to Riggins Idaho, on the west side of the state. This section of the Salmon River is designated as wild and scenic and can only be accessed by boat or plane. Experience exciting, breathtaking class II and class III rapids, amazing alpine landscape, wildlife, white sandy beaches and rich history as you travel through the Frank Church River of No Return and Gospel Hump Wilderness Areas.
Saddle-n-Paddle Idaho - Come experience Saddle-n-Paddle Idaho, a river trip where you will stay at Whitebird Summit Lodge and Guest ranch. The ranch is a unique bed-and-breakfast located in North Central Idaho; it’s located minutes from the Salmon River, the Snake River and the Southfork of the Clearwater River. The Lodge overlooks the White Bird Canyon with beautiful views, being situated on the Summit of White Bird Hill. Packages for your vacation will include rafting, horse trail rides, fishing, hiking, and retreats out of the lodge. The lodge is large enough for any type of retreat and the entire lodge can be rented for special occasions.
Whitewater Rafting–Hells Canyon - This river trip includes multi-day rafting vacations and corporate retreats in North America's deepest gorge, Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Zoller's friendly and experienced staff can customize your rafting trip to meet your needs. You choose between hanging on tight and letting the guide do all of the work, paddling a raft where you are a very active participant, or going for the full solo adventure in an inflatable kayak. In addition, be sure to come out in the fall for some exceptional fishing and Chukar hunting.Kevin Hughes